🇺🇸 Yorkville is a city in Kendall County, Illinois, United States. It is the county seat of Kendall County.
In 1836, the city of Yorkville was settled by early pioneers. Originally, the city's main thoroughfare of Bridge Street was designed for horse-drawn carriages and pedestrians. As time passed, Hydraulic Street, which runs parallel to the Fox River, boasted a trolley that ran from Ottawa to Aurora. This part is now operated by the Illinois Railway.
At the time, Yorkville's central business district was on the south side of the Fox River and the public square was north of the river, a layout unique to the region. The public gathering place was near the river's edge. The Kendall County Courthouse was next to the downtown commercial district. Many of the city's remaining historic single-family homes are within walking distance of Bridge Street, the courthouse and Union Hall. Earl Adams was the first to settle what would become Yorkville when he built his cabin on Courthouse Hill on the south side of town in 1833. One year later, Lyman and Burr Bristol set up residency in neighboring Bristol, north of the river.
Yorkville is in northern Kendall County. It is bordered to the north-east by Montgomery, to the east by Oswego, and to the west by Plano. It is 12 miles (19 km) south-west of Aurora and 47 miles (76 km) south-west of downtown Chicago.
Economy The William Wrigley Company has a large manufacturing facility in Yorkville. Wrigley plans to start making Skittles in Yorkville. It planed to invest about $50 million to expand its Yorkville factory by 145,000 square feet by 2016.
Yorkville has a population of over 20,613 people. Yorkville also forms the centre of the wider Kendall County which has a population of over 131,869 people.
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